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BEAUTY TUTORIAL | 3 essential products for 5 minute make-up

Kayla Basler writes a guide for doing your make-up in 5 minutes for The Lady-like Leopard. Check out her tips and tricks here!

We all have those mornings where we’re having the best dream about… well, lets not get into that but let’s say we just want a little extra sleep and all of a sudden we need to leave the house in 15 minutes and we have no idea where to start – Hair? Make-up? Outfit selections?

Here’s the good news: your hair can be whipped up into a pony tail and you can always throw on this minimalistic outfit but your make-up can be a little trickier. Guest blogger Kayla Basler tells us what her top three go-to products are.

Essential products for 5 minute make-up

I believe makeup can be a beautiful thing – not only does it enhance one’s features but it can boost confidence and self-esteem. The motto I like to keep in mind when using makeup is ‘less is more’ – advice I struggled with all throughout my adolescent years. Try to focus on enhancing one special feature and using a subtle touch to all other areas of the face. This will ensure you’re still looking fab without looking over-done.


Whether its winter or summer, moisture is essential to maintain a proper glow in the face. Not only will you maintain smooth skin, but foundation will look that much better. Dermatologists recommend using a daily moisturizer as part of a proper skin care routine, but make sure the moisturizer is oil-free to prevent breakouts. I swear by Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with sunscreen SPF 15 because it’s lightweight when applied to the skin. The great thing about this moisturizer is that it comes in a 4 fl oz. sized bottle – perfect for a handbag!


You may not be a morning person but mascara can at least help you fake it. I think every girl can agree that a good mascara can do wonders to brighten up the eyes, especially in the morning when one’s eyes look anything but. An inexpensive mascara that I love using is Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. If you’re on a budget and want something that can do the trick, check this mascara out. It’s a volume building mascara and it’s only about 5 dollars at the drug store – definitely worth the investment for a handy beauty product on the go!

Lip gloss

Colour brings attention to one of the most sensual parts of the human body – your lips. (A good idea before applying any lip gloss is making sure the lips are properly moisturized so the application looks smooth. Try mixing a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon and a half of brown sugar. Scrub this mixture in a circular motion on the lips and afterwards you will reveal some pretty soft lips.) MintTint FX is one of my favourite lip glosses right now because it gives off a subtle amount of color, without being too shiny. The other thing I really love about this lip gloss is that the mint fragrance helps freshen your breath. The colour I’m using right now is Mocha Blush and the added moisture is a real bonus.

Don’t forget to also add a bit of colour to your cheeks, a little definition to your brows and a spritz of scent and you’re good to go!


This article was written by Kayla Basler for The Lady-like Leopard.


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